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How does Tekka know Kylo Ren?

At the beginning of The Force Awakens, when the Stormtroopers grab Lor San Tekka and bring him to Kylo Ren, Ren says "Look how old you've become". To me this suggests they were acquainted in the past- ...
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Did Starkiller base have a hyperdrive, if so what class?

It has been mentioned that the first Death Star had a class 4 Hyperdrive and a class 20 backup, so it could move from system to system (so it could destroy targets.) As the weapons system of the First ...
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Does Maz briefly speak Huttese to Han on Takodana?

Right after saying "Han, you've been running away from this fight for too long," Maz switches to something that sounds a lot like Huttese. I hear it as: ya kee naga wanta Which translating ...
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Why are Clone Troopers and Stormtroopers so similar?

Before discovering the EU, I always thought that the Stormtroopers were all clones. Now I know that they're actually all regular human recruits, at least in the current canon, but then why did Lucas ...
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Do First Order blasters maintain a record of when they were fired?

Shortly after Finn fails to follow Ren's instructions to "kill them all" (the villagers at Tuanul on Jakku), we see Phasma tell him to "submit his blaster for inspection" and "report to [her] division ...
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Did the First Order follow Poe to Jakku, or did they independently discover that the map fragment was there?

In The Force Awakens we see Poe talking to Lor San Tekka and receiving the map fragment, and then the First Order suddenly shows up. Is there anything in canon to indicate whether Poe was followed to ...
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Does “Vader” carry connotations of “father” to a speaker of Galactic Basic Standard?

An English speaker on Earth could be reasonably expected to be familiar with either the Dutch "vader" meaning father or the very similar German "vater", also meaning father. Obviously German and ...
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What is Mandalorian armor made of?

What is Mandalorian armor made of? Do we even know? I have watched every "Clone Wars" and "Rebels" Episode like twice or more and I can't remember if it ever says anything like that. Is there ...
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Why does Obi-Wan choose the loudest possible transport (a yipping Varactyl) to sneak up on Grievous?

Moments after Obi-Wan gives Grievous the slip by making him believe he's flown off of Utapau when in fact he's stealthily hidden in the shadows, he hops onto a screaming, leaping Varactyl and rides it ...
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Why doesn't Anakin's lightsaber explode when it's chopped in half on Geonosis?

We see that lightsabers can create considerable explosions when Luke's is Force-pulled in half in the throne room fight in The Last Jedi, but when Anakin's is chopped in half on the conveyor belt in ...
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Is Palpatine just lucky that Obi-Wan discovers the clone army and then the Separatist plot, justifying his emergency powers?

It sure seems like Jango didn't want to be tracked since he kills the original assassin sent after Amidala with a dart when she's about to talk, and then he flees as soon as Obi-Wan shows up on Kamino ...
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Will all Sith deform or decay in the end?

Will all Sith deform or decay in the end? A lot of Sith lords I have seen are deformed in some manner. Not counting Darth Sidious1 and Darth Vader2 I was wondering if deterioration of one’s ...
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Did the Gungans live on the surface of Naboo (above water) prior to the arrival of the “Naboo” human settlers from Grizmallt?

The Gungans, while comfortable in aquatic environments, certainly appear to have evolved on the surface of the planet: they walk upright, breathe oxygen, and their army seems well adapted to surface ...
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Is the Gungan military rank of Bombad General roughly equivalent in stature to General in other militaries?

In The Phantom Menace after he brings the Naboo and the Gungans together, we see Boss Nass immediately make Jar Jar a "Bombad General". NASS: Yousa doen grand. Jar Jar bringen usen and da Naboo ...
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Why is Luke Skywalker wearing a glove in Episode IX? [on hold]

A scene from Episode IX depicts Luke Skywalker (presumably a Force ghost) wearing a glove. Why does his Force ghost have a missing hand?
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Why exactly was “Star Wars: Clone Wars” (2003) excluded from Disney Canon?

I've often wondered why Tartakovsky's Star Wars: Clone Wars mini-series/pilot was deliberately excluded from Star Wars canon. While there are some minor continuity issues, as the wikipedia page ...
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Why doesn't the Lars family (and thus Luke) speak Huttese as their first language?

Since Tatooine is in Hutt space, and in The Phantom Menace we see basically everyone on the street on Tatooine defaulting to Huttese as their primary language, wouldn't the Lars family (and thus Luke ...
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Why does the Trade Federation become so alarmed upon learning the ambassadors are Jedi Knights?

At the beginning of The Phantom Menace, what are Nute Gunray and his Trade Federation cohorts so afraid of when learning the ambassadors are Jedi knights? They clearly are already expecting ...
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Why weren't communicators used to coordinate the Battle of Endor?

It seems like considerable losses could have been avoided if communicators were used between the rebel strike team on the ground on the surface of Endor (disabling the shield generator) and the Rebel ...
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Where did the claim that George Lucas did NOT intend to make nine Star Wars movies originate?

Around the time The Empire Strikes Back came out—and the first Star Wars film was retitled Episode IV: A New Hope—there were a number of apparently authoritative statements that the Star Wars series ...
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Why do people keep referring to Leia as Princess Leia, even after the destruction of Alderaan?

I know that Leia was referred to as a princess from the start of A New Hope on account of her being the daughter Bail and Breha Organa - despite the fact that she was adopted. Her royal status ...
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Iktochi vs. Tusken Raiders in an “unarmed” fight. Who wins? [closed]

The Iktochi and the Tusken Raiders are each fierce and barbaric. In equal numbers, who wins in an unarmed fight? How does the fight go and end?
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Did the galactic Republic keep up the manufacturing of Clones?

In Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan discovers the Clone Army that has been created on Kamino, this army is then used by the Jedi to fight the Trade Federation. After the events ...
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What avenues of science are left to explore for a scientist in the Star Wars galaxy? [closed]

I know this question may be considered too broad, but I legitimately wonder what science scientists are working on in Star Wars. Many many people have said that there is no scientific progression in ...
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How many people died in wars caused by Darth Sidious?

How many people died in all of the wars caused by Darth Sidious? Let's count deaths from when Sheev Palpatine begins training as dark side user to when the rebellion establishes the New Republic ...
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How did healthcare in the Star Wars universe work? [closed]

We have seen healthcare being used in several instances within Star Wars, most notably seen in several Clone Wars episodes (where a space station hospital is shown), in The Empire Strikes Back (Luke ...
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Why were all the basic imperial uniforms starting in The Empire Strikes Back gray?

In A New Hope, John Mollo's Oscar-winning costume designs included imperial uniforms in a number of different shades. Besides the most frequently occurring gray, there were also plenty of officers in ...
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How many Force users used two double-bladed lightsabers?

As seen in the Darkness on Umbara episode arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we see Pong Krell wield two double-bladed lightsabers. It can be said without doubt that having this many lightsabers is ...
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Were any rebel ships destroyed/critically damaged during the assault on Scarif?

I'm splitting the battle for Scarif into 2 parts: 1.) The assault on the planet and the shield itself and 2.) The escape. For 2. it was quite easily seen how many ships (not fighters!) were damaged / ...
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Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon on his lightsaber?

Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon-like spike sticking out of one side of his lightsaber? See that metal spike sticking out next to the business end of the lightsaber? The quillons on a metal ...
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Can only Jedi become force ghosts? [duplicate]

A large part of the justification for Darth Vader’s redemption is his appearance as a force ghost. Even though the new movie is not released yet, would it be possible for Palpatine to appear as a ...
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Why does Darth Sidious need bodyguards?

Darth Sidious had red-robed bodyguards on his shuttle and in his throne room. Why would a Sith Lord need bodyguards? He is an evil space wizard who can read minds, choke the life out of somebody ...
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What happened to Brakiss?

I read The New Rebellion a Star Wars novel set 13 years after Return of the Jedi. Luke's big bad apprentice is chilling on a planet making droids. Does he ever do anything in future books?
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Why didn't the Empire disarm the populace?

Why does the Empire allow its subjects to go around armed? Han Solo openly carries a blaster. Chewbacca carries his bowcaster. In Rogue One, Baze Malbus carried a heavy repeater cannon. How does ...
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How did space travel spread throughout the Star Wars galaxy?

By the time of the Star Wars films almost every species has access to space travel and faster-than-light technology. Has it ever been mentioned where this came from, did a specific species go out and ...
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Do we know where Human life originated in the Star Wars galaxy? [duplicate]

Assuming that the different species of alien all originated on different worlds around different stars do we know where the "Human" lifeforms that make up the majority of the Star Wars films came from ...
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Why were AT-ATs vulnerable to X-Wing Blasters? [duplicate]

In Rogue One, at the battle of Scariff we see several X-Wings pass through the planetary shield before it closes. After this they destroy an AT-AT with their blasters. In Empire Strikes Back, Luke ...
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Did the Rebel Alliance do anything with the Death Star plans after the Battle of Yavin?

In A New Hope, the Rebel Alliance has stolen the secret plans for the Death Star. They are able to study the plans to find the critical weakness allowing them to destroy the Death Star at the Battle ...
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Why do the TIE Fighter pilot helmets have similar ridges as the rebels?

After having prop replicas of a TIE Fighter pilot' helmet and the Red Five helmet in view at same time, I noticed that both have characteristic ridges going to the back (circled in red on the 2 ...
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Blaster policy in the Mos Eisley Cantina?

Are blasters allowed in the Mos Eisley Cantina? In the original Star Wars, there are two gunfights that take place in the Mos Eisley Cantina. The bartender's reaction to them is dramatically ...
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Why don't Rogue One and Solo have opening crawls?

The opening crawl is one of the most distinctive feature of Star Wars films. But only the numbered episodes have it, not Rogue One or Solo which are also part of the Star Wars franchise. Why is this?
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Did the Jedi Order use corporal punishment?

I just read a fanfiction, where a padawan is spanked for disobeying. Do you think this is realistic? Was Coporal punishment allowed?
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What is a “balanced” force, and do the Jedi want it? [duplicate]

The Prophecy of the Chosen One says that it will lead to "ultimate balance in the Force be restored". What does this actually mean? Is the goal to wipe out the Sith? If so, how is that balance? Wouldn'...
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How do people get out of bacta tanks?

In Empire Strikes Back, we see Luke in a bacta tank. When he's apparently "done", he's whooshed up to the top. Similarly, in Rogue One, Darth Vader is in a bacta tank, and when he has a guest, he's ...
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Could Yoda defend against a Force choke? [duplicate]

We've seen Yoda deflect Sith lightning, but we haven't seen him defend against a Force choke. What would happen if Vader or some other powerful Sith lord attempted to apply a Force choke against Yoda?...
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Are the AT-AT's from “Empire Strikes Back” a deliberate reference to Mecha?

I was recently reading the entry on The Empire Strikes Back on the website for the Encyclopaedia of Science Fiction and was intrigued by this reference to "mecha" (emphasis mine): A first viewing ...
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If Darth Vader sensed Kenobi aboard the Millennium Falcon, why didn't he go aboard?

After a tractor beam brings the Millennium Falcon aboard the Death Star, Darth Vader senses the presence of his old teacher. He runs off to tell Grand Moff Tarkin ...
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Did Darth Vader wear the same suit for 20+ years?

Darth Vader donned his iconic suit from his defeat on Mustafar to his death on the Death Star II, a little over 20 years. Was he wearing the exact same suit that whole time? Did he have any backup ...
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Did Dooku know that the CIS was destined to fail and lose the Clone Wars?

This question actually comes from an EckhartsLadder video I watched some time back, can't remember which one, but it was about Star Wars and the Clone Wars. As the question suggests, did Dooku know ...
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How did rebel fighters get past the Scarif shield?

In Star Wars: Rogue One, during the battle of Scarif and just before the shield was destroyed, a rebel squadron somehow showed up and engaged in battle inside the shield. How did that first squadron ...